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Letter: Herrell’s actions ‘undermined the American electoral system’

Yvette Herrell has joined a minority of radical Republicans trying to prevent a certified American election from being accepted by Congress. This is contrary...

Working together in the year ahead

Many of the events from the past year we’ll remember forever are memorable for their negative impact. But the people we’ll remember? Most who...

Letter: Following science could prevent suffering, loss of life

I wish Kaarina Jager had shared her views on actually limiting the spread of this coronavirus in her Dec. 6 letter to the editor....

Letter: Knowing ‘the price of everything, and the value of nothing’

Paul J. Gessing’s choice to envelop Deal in quotes no doubt denotes sarcasm on the libertarian’s part. His recent guest op-ed, titled “Netflix ‘Deal’...

Letter: Those ignoring health orders won’t be swayed by words

Guest columnist Pastor Daniel Tisdel and letter writer John Grogan both recently implored our community, in the politest possible terms, to comply with COVID...

Letter: Letting local governments take responsibility for residents

Regarding the letter to the editor by Mr. Grogan, in the Roswell Daily Record Dec. 2, I am encouraged by the fact that Roswell...

Letter: Soon enough, freedoms will be ‘gone with the wind’

For those of you old enough to remember, Nikita Khrushchev, former leader of the Soviet Union, when speaking of the United States said, “......

Letter: Giving thanks for some much-needed assistance

The last few weeks have been crazy for our community. With that said, here is a letter of encouragement, teamwork and unity within our...

Letter: Governor battles virus, city council battles governor

I am saddened by the loss of lives, the human suffering and the loss of livelihood caused by this pandemic. I am also concerned...

Letter: Mayor’s ‘bullying’ leadership style doesn’t benefit Roswell

I resigned from the Airport Commission primarily because I did not see any further benefit to the citizens and community of Roswell with my...

Letter: Many would be disenfranchised if absentee voting curtailed

In response to John King’s letter that only in-person voting should be allowed would disenfranchise a large number of qualified voters. I am 87 years...

Letter: Letter writer ‘hit the nail on the head’

Thank you, Lucie Hall, you hit the nail on the head, eloquently! (Letter to the editor, Nov. 27). Also, thank you to Roswell Daily Record...

Letter: US virus deaths far exceed those of South Korea

Our nation has about 300 million people and the virus has killed over 260,000. South Korea has 55 million people and the virus has...

Letter: Local leadership ‘has not been leadership at all’

I read the article “City plans special meeting about store closures” on the Sunday paper’s front page with a mixture of amazement, disgust and...

Grateful for newspapers and their readers

By Dean Ridings CEO, America’s Newspapers Thanksgiving is a great time for counting our blessings and expressing gratitude. In challenging times, an attitude of gratitude is...

Letter: Reader seeks explanation for councilors’ recent behavior

Just wow! Just when I think the city councilors couldn’t behave any more disrespectfully or childishly, you prove me wrong, again. First you’ve put us in...

Letter: Governor’s policies just ‘promote panic’

I went to (a local big-box retailer) a week ago Thursday. An associate told me “they are gonna shut us down.” I had no...

Letter: New arrangement ‘a death blow’ to local recycling

At last we are being told how big our tax increase is going to be. Our water payments have been covering recycling for years, but no more....

Letter: A solution to address voter fraud concerns

My solution to stop voter fraud would be to require all legal voters to vote in person on election day, with valid identification. There is no...

Letter: Put aside ‘partisan politics,’ make sound health decisions

Back in July our city council voted 6-4 not to enforce the governor’s public health mandates, including the mask requirement. City Councilor Jeanine Best...

Letter: We need common-sense solution to ‘national embarrassment’

Sunday’s Guest op-ed headline was incorrect in my opinion. “Elections are easy” should have read “Elections are not easy.” When each of our 52 or 53...

Letter: Defining life in only a few words

Reader Steven Young (RDR, Nov. 13), with reference to my definition of life (in my Nov. 8 column Looking Up) as “self-replicating chemistry,” correctly...

Letter: A realization that our freedoms are being lost

I am writing this letter as a concerned American. I was born in 1940. I grew up in a free America. As I became...

Letter: Is there self-replicating chemistry on Venus?

Looking Up writer Donald Burleson considerately defined life as objects possessing self-replicating chemistry in a column alerting readers to the possibility of life on...

Letter: It’s not over ‘til it’s over

On Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 RDR published on its front page the headline: “Biden wins White House, vows new direction,” written by Jonathan Lemire...

Speaker Egolf wants to change the rules

After Republican Congresswoman-elect Yvette Herrell’s blowout victory over Democrat Xochitl Torres Small in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District, Democrat Speaker of the House Brian Egolf has already begun his power grab....

Letter: Thanks to voters for supporting bonds on ballot

On behalf of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell and New Mexico Military Institute, we would like to thank the voters of Chaves County who supported library Bond...

Letter: Cost recovery measures amount to ‘tax increase’

What do privatizing the city’s recycling program and “cost recovery” for the zoo, museum and Adult Center have in common? They are tax increases. When...

Letter: Learn where candidates stand on this key issue

In the Declaration of Independence for these United States of America, we read these powerful words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that...

Letter: COVID spread far from ‘exponential’

Our governor recently made reference to the “exponential increase” in the number of New Mexico COVID-19 cases. As a mathematician, I must protest that...

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